Talk:Congo Craton

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The discussion ought to be opened, with regards as to how ought the article be improved. Any takers? Saul Douglas Whitby (talk) 18:18, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Geological history[edit]

I removed this section from the article. A sourced time-line is preferred. --Fama Clamosa (talk) 14:44, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

  • Around 2.11 Ga, Congo was part of the minor supercontinent Atlantica.
  • Around 1.82 Ga, Congo was part of the major supercontinent Nuna.
  • Around 1.31 Ga, Congo was an independent continent.
  • Around 1.071 Ga, Congo was part of the major supercontinent Rodinia.
  • Around 990 Ma, Congo was an independent continent.
  • Around 600 Ma, Congo was part of the major supercontinent Pannotia.
  • Around Cambrian (541 ± 0.3 to 485.4 ±1.7 Ma), Congo was part of the minor supercontinent Gondwana.
  • Around Carboniferous (358.9 to 298.9 ± 0.8 Ma), all major continents collide against each other for forming the major supercontinent Pangaea.
  • Around Jurassic (201.3 ± 0.6 to 145 ±4 Ma), Pangaea rifted into two minor supercontinents: Laurasia and Gondwana. Congo was part of the minor supercontinent Gondwana.
  • Around Cretaceous (145 ± 4 to 66 Ma), Congo was an independent continent called Africa.
  • Around Neogene (23.03 ± 0.05 Ma until today or ending 2.588 Ma), Congo, in the form of Africa, crashed into Eurasia, forming the minor supercontinent Afro-Eurasia.
  • Around 250 Ma from now, all continents may crash together, forming the major supercontinent Pangaea Ultima. Congo would be part of Pangaea Ultima.
  • Around 450-600 Ma from now, Pangaea Ultima will eventually rift apart. Congo will be an independent continent.